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Descendants of James Basden 1690 - 1770

Generation No. 1

1. JAMES1 BASDEN (Source: Will of John Lightbourne, (Bermuda Court Records).) was born Bet. 1690 - 1700 in possibly in Bermuda, Warwick Parish, and died 20 Jul. 1770 in , Southampton, VA (Source: Southampton County Virginia Court Records.). He married ELIZABETH LIGHTBOURNE (Source: Southampton Register, Southampton, Bermuda.) Abt. 1709 in , Warwick parish, Bermuda, daughter of JOSEPH LIGHTBOURNE and ELIZABETH. She was born 04 Dec. 1689 in Southampton Parish, Bermuda (Source: Southampton Register, Southampton, Bermuda.), and died Aft. 1740 in , Isle of Wight, VA.


Children of JAMES BASDEN and ELIZABETH LIGHTBOURNE are:

i. ELIZABETH2 BASDEN (Source: Will of John Lightborn.), b. Bef. 1725, Warwick Tribe, Bermuda (Source: Will of John Lightbourne, (Bermuda Court Records))

2. ii. JAMES BASDEN, b. Bef. 14 Sep. 1725; d. Abt. 1773. (Source: Will of John Lightbourne, (Bermuda Court Records))

iii. JOSEPH BASDEN (Source: Southampton County Virginia Court Records.), b. Bef. 14 Sep 1725; d. 1745, , Isle of Wight, VA (Source: Isle of Wight County Va Probates and Administration.).

iv. JOHN BASDEN (Source: Will of John Lightbourne, (Bermuda Court Records).), b. Bef. 14 Sep 1725.

3. v. REBECCA BASDEN, b. 1717, , , Bermuda.

4. vi. HUGH BASDEN, b. 1720, Sommers, Island; d. Aug 1778, Onslow, N.C..

vii. ROBERT BASDEN (Source: Southampton County Virginia Court Records, Martha Basden suit against James Basden Jr..), b. Aft. 1725.

5. viii. MARTHA BASDEN, b. 12 Jul. 1732, , Isle of Wight, VA.

Generation No. 2

2. JAMES2 BASDEN (JAMES1) (Source: Will of John Lightbourne, (Bermuda Court Records).) was born Bef. 14 Sep 1725, and died Abt. 1773. He married MIRIAM (Source: Southampton County VA Deeds.). She was born in , Isle of Wight, Va.


Children of JAMES BASDEN and MIRIAM are:

i. JAMES3 BASDEN, b. , Isle of Wight, Va.

6. ii. JOSEPH BASDEN, b. 1744, , Isle of Wight, VA; d. 1796, , Southampton, VA.

7. iii. ELIZABETH BASDEN, b. 1745, , Isle of Wight, VA.

3. REBECCA2 BASDEN (JAMES1) (Source: Southampton County Virginia Court Records.) was born 1717 in , , Bermuda (Source: Southampton County Virginia Court Records.). She married JOHN LOWE (Source: Southampton County Virginia Court Records.) 02 Nov. 1732 in , Isle of Wight, VA (Source: Southampton County Virginia Court Records.).


Children of REBECCA BASDEN and JOHN LOWE are:

i. LIGHTBORN3 LOWE, b. Bef. 1741, , Isle of Wight, VA; d. Abt. 1742, , Southampton, VA. Was deceased at the time when his uncle Joseph Basden's will was probated.

8. ii LIGHTBORN LOWE, b. after 1742, Isle of Wight, VA d. 1797, Southampton, VA

9. iii. LEDBETTER LOWE, b. Bef. 1741, , Isle of Wight, VA; d. 1813, , Southampton, VA.

10. iv. LEVI LOWE, b. Aft. 1741, , Isle of Wight, VA; d. Nov. 1795, , Southampton, VA.

4. HUGH2 BASDEN (JAMES1) (Source: Will of John Lightbourne, (Bermuda Court Records).) was born 1720 in Sommers, Island, and died Aug 1778 in Onslow, N.C. (Source: Will of Hugh Baisden, Records of Onslow County N.C., Will book Vol. 1 p. 14, Baisden, Hugh Aug 21, 1778 probated 1778, To son Josiah all land from Middle Branch upward and at his death to his son Elijah, son Cordell, son Jessee plantation whereon I now live and all land as far as Middle Branch at death of his Mother, daughter Holland, to my wife (not named in the will) Exrs: none given. Test:Jas. Mumford, John Hummphry, Wm. Baisden.). He married MARY WILLIAMS (Source: Will of Thomas Williams, Southampton County VA.) 1738 in , Southampton, Va., daughter of THOMAS WILLIAMS. She was born 1720 in , Isle of Wight, VA, and died 1790 in Onslow, N.C..

For more on this family look under North Carolina for HUGH BASDEN.

5. MARTHA2 BASDEN (JAMES1) (Source: Southampton County Virginia Court Records.) was born 12 Jul. 1732 in , Isle of Wight, VA (Source: Southampton County Virginia Court Records.).

Notes for MARTHA BASDEN:

Martha apparently had a relationship with a person of color by whom she had children. As of 23 May 1999, we have identified only Lewis as a probable son. This is through preponderance of evidence. Lewis is identified in Church records as the mulatto Son of a Basden free white woman.


Child of MARTHA BASDEN is:

i. LEWIS3 BASDEN, b. 1760, , Southampton, VA; m. SARAH TANN, 27 Oct. 1803, , Southampton, VA; b. , Southampton, VA.

Marriage Notes for LEWIS BASDEN and SARAH TANN:

In Catherine Lindsay Knorr's "Marriage Bonds and Returns of Southampton County Virginia, 1750-1810" the name Basden is transcribed as Barden.

Generation No. 3

6. JOSEPH3 BASDEN (JAMES2, JAMES1) (Source: Southampton County Virginia Deeds.) was born 1744 in , Isle of Wight, VA, and died 1796 in , Southampton, VA (Source: Southampton County VA Deeds.).


Children of JOSEPH BASDEN are:

i. SOLOMON4 BAISDEN (Source: Southampton County Virginia Deeds.), b. 1764; d. 1818, , McIntosh, GA; m. ANN; b. 1780; d. 05 Mar 1825, , Chatham, GA.
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ii. SAMUEL BAISDEN (Source: Southampton County Virginia Deeds.), b. 1766, , Southampton, VA; d. Dec. 1824, , Southampton, VA (Source: Will of Samuel Baisden, 1824.); m. (1) MARTHA JOHNSON (Source: Will of Robert Johnson, 1772.), 07 Mar 1786, , Southampton, VA (Source: Marriage Bonds and Minister's Returns of Southampton County VA 1750 - 1810.); b. , Southampton, VA; d. Bef. 1818, , Southampton, VA; m. (2) LYDIA JOHNSON, 21 Dec. 1818, , Southampton, VA; d. Aft. Dec. 1824.
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7. ELIZABETH3 BASDEN (JAMES2, JAMES1) (Source: Isle of Wight County VA. Deeds, deed book 12 p. 467.) was born 1745 in , Isle of Wight, VA. She married JOHN GWIN (Source: Southampton County Virginia Court Records, Martha Basden v. James Basden.).


Children of ELIZABETH BASDEN and JOHN GWIN are:

i. JOHN4 GWIN (Source: Isle of Wight County VA. Deeds, deed book 12, p. 467.), b. Abt. 1750.

ii. WILLIAM GWIN (Source: Isle of Wight County VA. Deeds.).

8. LGHTBORN3 LOWE (REBECCA2 BASDEN, JAMES1) (Source: Isle of Wight Court Records, John Lowe suit against James Basden Sr..) was born after. 1741 in , Isle of Wight, VA (and died Aug 1797 in , Southampton, VA (Source: Will of Lighborn Lowe, Southampton County Va will book V, p. 8.). He married PATTY MERCER (Source: Ancestry World Tree.).

Notes for LIGHTBORN LOWE:

Will of Lighborn Lowe Southampton County VA will book V, p. 8

Lowe, Lighborn Leg. my five sons, Jeremiah, Samuel (or Lemuel), Cajah, Willias, and Wiley: Daughter Milly, daughter Patsy. D .Nov., 16, 1796 recorded Aug 21, 1797. Exs. Britian Boykin and John Crumpler. Wit. Micajah Lowe, John Crumpler Jr. Benjamin Britt


Children of LIGHTBORN. LOWE and PATTY MERCER are:

i. JEREMIAH4 LOWE (Source: Will of Lighborn Lowe.).

ii. SAMUEL LOWE (Source: Will of Lighborn Lowe.).

iii. CAJAH LOWE (Source: Will of Lighborn Lowe.).

iv. WILLIAS LOWE (Source: Will of Lighborn Lowe.).

v. WILEY LOWE (Source: Will of Lighborn Lowe.).

vi. MILLY LOWE (Source: Will of Lighborn Lowe.).

vii. PATSY LOWE (Source: Will of Lighborn Lowe.).

9. LEDBETTER3 LOWE (REBECCA2 BASDEN, JAMES1) (Source: Isle of Wight Court Records, John Lowe suit against James Basden sr.) was born Bef. 1741 in , Isle of Wight, VA (Source: Isle of Wight County Va Probates and Administration, Will of Joseph Basden.), and died 1813 in , Southampton, VA (Source: Ancestry World Tree.). He married ANN HOLT (Source: Ancestry World Tree.).


Child of LEDBETTER LOWE and ANN HOLT is:

i. JOHN4 LOWE, m. CHARLOTTE JOHNSON (Source: Marriage Bonds and Minister's Returns of Southampton County VA 1750 - 1810.), 18 Jun 1798, , Southampton, VA (Source: Marriage Bonds and Minister's Returns of Southampton County VA 1750 - 1810.).

10. LEVI3 LOWE (REBECCA2 BASDEN, JAMES1) was born Aft. 1741 in , Isle of Wight, VA, and died Nov. 1795 in , Southampton, VA (Source: Will of Levi Lowe 1795, Southampton County VA Will book IV p. 715.). He married ELIZABETH (Source: Ancestry World Tree.) (Source: Marriage Bonds and Minister's Returns of Southampton County VA 1750 - 1810, p. 72.).


Children of LEVI LOWE and ELIZABETH are:

i. ELIAS4 LOWE (Source: Will of Levi Lowe 1795, Southampton County VA Will Book IV, p. 715.), b. Bef. 1795.

ii. MICAJAH LOWE (Source: Will of Levi Lowe 1795, Southampton County VA Will Book IV, p. 715.), b. Bef. 1795.

iii. SPENCER LOWE (Source: Will of Levi Lowe 1795, Southampton County VA Will Book IV, p. 715.), b. Bef. 1795.

iv. SALLY LOWE (Source: Will of Levi Lowe 1795, Southampton County VA Will Book IV, p. 715.), b. Abt. 1780, , Southampton, VA; m. EVERITT HOLLAND (Source: Marriage Bonds and Minister's Returns of Southampton County VA 1750 - 1810.), 18 Nov. 1797, , Southampton, VA (Source: Marriage Bonds and Minister's Returns of Southampton County VA 1750 - 1810.); b. Abt. 1780, , Isle of Wight, VA.

v. BETSEY LOWE (Source: Will of Levi Lowe 1795, Southampton County VA Will Book IV, p. 715.), b. Bef. 1795, , Southampton, VA; m. WILLIE JENKINS (Source: Marriage Bonds and Minister's Returns of Southampton County VA 1750 - 1810.), 01 Apr. 1807, , Southampton, VA (Source: Marriage Bonds and Minister's Returns of Southampton County VA 1750 - 1810.).

vi. CHERRY LOWE (Source: Will of Levi Lowe 1795, Southampton County VA Will Book IV, p. 715.), b. Bef. 1795.

vii. NANCY LOWE (Source: Will of Levi Lowe 1795, Southampton County VA Will Book IV, p. 715.), b. Bef. 1795, , Southampton, VA; m. BENJAMIN WESTRAY (Source: Marriage Bonds and Minister's Returns of Southampton County VA 1750 - 1810.), 16 Jan 1804, , Southampton, VA (Source: Marriage Bonds and Minister's Returns of Southampton County VA 1750 - 1810.).

11. CORDEL3 BASDEN (HUGH2, JAMES1) (Source: Will of Hugh Baisden.) was born 1739 in , Southampton, Va. (Source: Southampton County VA Deeds.), and died Dec. 1800 in , Onslow, N.C. (Source: Will of Cordel Baisden, Records of Onslow County N.C., Will book A 1765-1825 p. 17, Basden, Cordel dated Dec.. 20, 1800 no probated date. To sons Richard and John; daughters Nancy and Elizabeth; to Sarah Harris; all to be divided when youngest son is of age. Exrs brother Jesse Basden, Lewis Jones. Tests: Christopher Hufman, James Barrow (en) W. Thomas.).


Children of CORDEL BASDEN are:

i. RICHARD4 BASDEN (Source: Will of Cordel Basden, Records of Onslow County NC, Zae H. Gwynn.), b. 1793, , Onslow, N.C. (Source: Richard Basden Cemetery, Onslow, N.C..); d. 1853, , Onslow, N.C. (Source: Richard Basden Cemetery, Onslow, N.C..); m. ARILLA YATES (Source: The Heritage of Onslow County.), Bef. 1825, , Onslow, N.C. (Source: The Heritage of Onslow County.); b. 1807, ,Onslow, N.C. (Source: (1) The Heritage of Onslow County., (2) Richard Basden Cemetery, Onslow, N.C..); d. , , Onslow, N.C. (Source: The Heritage of Onslow County.).

ii. NANCY BASDEN (Source: Will of Cordel Basden.).

iii. ELIZABETH BASDEN (Source: Will of Cordel Basden.).

iv. JOHN BASDEN (Source: Will of Cordel Basden.), b. 1785.

v. SARAH BASDEN, b. 1775; m. UNK HARRIS (Source: Will of Cordel Basden.).

12. JOSIAH3 BASDEN (HUGH2 BASDEN, JAMES1) (Source: Will of Hugh Basden, Records of Onslow County NC., by Zae H. Gynn) was born 1740 in , Southampton, Va. (Source: Southampton County VA Deeds.), and died 1816 in , Onslow, N.C. (Source: Onslow County NC Deeds, Records of Onslow County by Zae H. Gynn, will dated 30 Jan 1816.). He married (1) MRS. JOSIAH BASDEN Abt. 1758. She was born Abt. 1740, and died Bef. 1790 in , Onslow, N.C.. He married (2) MARY ANN MILLS Abt. 1790 in , Onslow, NC. She was born Abt. 1770 in , Onslow, N.C., and died Aft. 1837 in , Onslow, N.C.

For more on this family, look under North Carolina for JOSIAH BASDEN.

13. JESSE3 BASDEN (HUGH2 BASDEN, JAMES1) (Source: Will of Hugh Basden.) was born 1741 in , Southampton, Va. (Source: Southampton County VA Deeds.), and died Jan 1812 in , Onslow, N.C. (Source: Will of Jesse Baisden, Records of Onslow County N.C., Will book A p. 6, Basden, Jess. Jan y, 1812 copies Apr.. 14, 1812 (probate ?) to son Joseph, son Zep; son William land whereon I live and also land in Duplin Co. to daughter Mosey when 18: daughters Sally, Ritta, Tilpha, Mosley when is 18 years old to my wife. Exrs: James Glenn, son Zepheniah (here written Telph Zep). Tests: James Barnor (Barrow) Henry Clyde.). He married MRS. JESSE BASDEN. She died Aft. Jan 1812.


Children of JESSE BASDEN and MRS. BASDEN are:

i. JOSPEH4 BASDEN (Source: Will of Jesse Baisden.).

ii. ZEPHENIAH BASDEN (Source: Will of Jesse Baisden.).

iii. WILLIAM BASDEN (Source: Will of Jesse Baisden.).

iv. JESSE BASDEN (Source: Will of Jesse Baisden.).

v. MOLSEY BASDEN (Source: Will of Jesse Baisden.).

vi. SALLY BASDEN (Source: Will of Jesse Baisden.).

vii. RITTA BASDEN (Source: Will of Jesse Baisden.).

viii. ZILPHA BASDEN (Source: Will of Jesse Baisden.).

ix. JOHN BASDEN (Source: Estate of John Basden 1811 Duplin county NC.), m. REBECCA (Source: Estate of John Basden 1811 Duplin county NC.).

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